Nest #6816

Nickname: Potomac #11
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: Osprey nest located on Green channel marker number 11 on the Potomac River near Dangerfield Island. This nest is located just around the corner from the Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA. The nest was observed from a kayak and may not be visible from the shore.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.832429
Longitude: -77.03875
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by GM
Adult arrival 06/01/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/25/2017
Egg laying 06/01/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 06/01/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/10/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/26/2017 by GM
Severe thunderstorms in the area have damaged this nest. The only portions of the nest in tact are the branches that are in between the channel markers. Only observed two osprey, one adult and one fledgling on the nest. However, at one point during the observation of the nest, both the adult and fledgling flew off into the trees. This is the first time I've observed the younger osprey flying. The other adult and second nestling/fledgling were not seen.

07/11/2017 by GM
Observed two nestlings still sitting in nest. No signs that they have started flying yet. Adult female and male alternated being in the nest with the nestlings.

06/24/2017 by GM
Observed female adult on nest and male adult on nearby branches. DId not see any of the nestlings.

06/12/2017 by GM
Observations around 8:15 am. Second nestling clearly visible in the nest today. Female adult spent most of her time on the nest with the nestlings. Male adult seen in nearby trees.

06/10/2017 by GM
Female osprey observed on the nest with a single nestling. Male osprey in nearby tree along shoreline. Date of clutch hatching approximate. See Photos of Nest.

06/02/2017 by GM
Two osprey (male and female) observed in the nest on the channel marker.

06/02/2017 by GM
Observed female adult on the nest. Saw only one of the nestlings, also in nest.